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Best Ways to Fix ‘Facebook Messenger Not Sending Messages’

Your messages may not be getting sent due to your network connection or an app-related issue.

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Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular instant messengers in the world along with WhatsApp. For many users, it is the primary mode of communication, which is why it can be pretty annoying when your messages won’t send on it. In this article, we show you the best ways to fix ‘Facebook Messenger not sending messages’ issue.

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Disable Data Saver

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger and tap on your profile.

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Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger and tap on your profile.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Data Saver’.

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Step 2: Tap on ‘Data Saver’.

Step 3: Turn the toggle bar off to disable Data Saver.

Step 3: Turn the toggle bar off to disable Data Saver.

Enable background data

Step 1: Go to Settings on your phone.

Step 2: Select Apps.

Step 2: Select Apps.

Step 3: Select Facebook Messenger.

Step 4: Select ‘Mobile Data’ under Usage.

Step 4: Select ‘Mobile Data’ under Usage.

Step 5: Turn the toggle bar on for ‘Allow background data usage’.

Step 5: Turn the toggle bar on for ‘Allow background data usage’.

Force Stop and restart Facebook Messenger

Step 1: Go to Settings on your phone.

Step 2: Select Apps.

Step 2: Select Apps. facebook messenger not sending messages

Step 3: Select Facebook Messenger.

Step 4: Tap on ‘Force Stop’ at the bottom of your screen.

Step 4: Tap on ‘Force Stop’ at the bottom of your screen. facebook messenger not sending messages

Restart the Messenger once you’ve force stopped it.

Check Facebook Messenger server status

It is possible that Facebook Messenger servers may be down. In order to check the server status, go to Downdetector and search for Facebook Messenger. You will be able to view whether there have been any outages reported by other users.

Check if you’ve been blocked by the receiver

Facebook Messenger won’t send your messages if you’ve been blocked by the receiver. In order to check whether you’ve been blocked, try sending a message to multiple people in your messenger contacts. If your messages aren’t getting through to one person in particular, it is possible that you’ve been blocked or unfriended by them. Check their Facebook profile for proper confirmation.

Turn on and turn off the airplane mode on your phone

In order to perform a partial network reset, drag down your notification menu and turn on the airplane mode on your smartphone. Turn it off after a few seconds and check if your messages are able to get through on Facebook Messenger.

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These are some of the best ways to fix the ‘Facebook Messenger not sending messages’ issue. You can also try downloading Facebook Messenger Lite for your smartphone. As the name suggests, Facebook Messenger Lite is a basic version of Messenger, without any added features. It works smoothly on devices with even a low-performance processor, so any issues you may be facing with the Messenger app are unlikely to appear in the Messenger Lite app.

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